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Online Poker Recap: A Daily Double for Drescher

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A daily double at PokerStars by Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher headlined online poker action early in the week. Drescher started his great day by taking down the difficult daily $100+rebuy NLHE at Stars, then topped off a great day by winning the Stars Super Tuesday. In the Full Tilt $1K Monday, "Pot Odds 3" battled back from short-stack status at the final table to take down a win worth nearly $90,000. Highlights from the final tables:

PokerStars Super Tuesday

The PokerStars Super Tuesday drew a smallish 324 entrants, leaving a $26,000 overlay in place for the players who were on hand. Among the best finishers were Grayson "graybone" Nichols in 10th place ($5,600), Jeff "jpapola" Papola in 11th ($5,600), Halfrek in 12th ($5,600), Nick "FU_15" Maimone in 13th ($4,725), Cristiano "crisbus81" Guerra in 14th ($4,725) and Jeremy "thechemist83" Gaubert in 15th ($4,725), Danny "THE_D_RY" Ryan in 19th ($3,150), Phil "USCphildo" Collins in 28th ($2,450) and Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen in 29th ($2,450). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:

Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher — 287,464

Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp — 252,828

Adam "skilled_sox" Ewenstein — 138,040

MPetes — 79,678

Dan "djk123" Kelly — 64,607

Brad "smerks" Marsh — 44,325

Kenrof — 44,244

1trish — 30,832

Luke "Bdbeatslayer" Vrabel — 29,982

In consecutive hands at the 1,250/2,500/250 level, 1trish and Dan "djk123" Kelly were eliminated. 1trish ran Ah9s into Brad "smerks" Marsh's {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and did not catch up, taking home $6,125 for ninth place. Kelly shoved for 31,125 with {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and found action from Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp who held {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. Kelly grabbed the lead when the flop came {2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, but Karp caught the {a-Diamonds} on the turn. The river was the {8-Hearts} and Dan Kelly was out in eighth place for $8,750. The next to depart was Kenrof, at 1,500/3,000/300. Ryan Karp raised to 7,899 under the gun and Kenrof went all in for 59,016 from the button, with {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. Karp called with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} and held on to win the hand as the board ran out {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Kenrof collected $12,250 for seventh place.

A few hands later, Brad "smerks" Marsh raised to 7,875 under the gun and Adam "skilled_sox" Ewenstein called on the button. The flop was {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Marsh put out a continuation bet of 14,250. Ewenstein shoved all in and Marsh called all in for 42,581 with {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Marsh's aces were slightly ahead of skilled_sox's {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} heading to fourth street, where the {10-Clubs} fell, keeping Marsh in the lead. However, fifth street was the {2-Diamonds} and made a flush for Ewenstein, busting Brad "smerks" Marsh in sixth place for $15,750.

MPetes hit the rail later in the level. He opened to 7,000 on the button and Ryan Karp re-raised from the small blind with the big stack. MPetes called all in for 66,028 and tabled {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} to Karp's {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. The board ran out {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} as Karp took down the pot and ended MPetes' tournament in fifth place for $20,650. Luke "Bdbeatslayer" Vrabel departed two hands later after he got it in with {k-Spades}{q-Spades} on a {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} board against Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and kept Vrabel in the lead, but the {a-Hearts} on the river sent Vrabel's hand to the muck. He took home $29,750 for fourth place.

On the last hand of the level, Ewenstein exited in third place. In a battle of the blinds, Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher five-bet all in with the bigger stack and Ewenstein called all in with {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Drescher held {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} and fell way behind when the flop came {4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. The {k-Diamonds} turn kept Ewenstein's set in the lead, but the {5-Clubs} river gave Drescher the winning straight. Adam "Skilled_sox" Ewenstein won $39,550 for the third-place showing. The chip counts to begin heads-up play were the following:

Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher — 592,998

Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp — 379,002

Just as heads-up play began, Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher took down the $100 re-buy tournament elsewhere on Stars for over $26,000, and aimed to lock up the victory here as well. The match lasted into the 4,000/8,000/800 level before Drescher captured his second win in an hour's time. At one point he surrendered the lead, but finally managed to best Ryan Karp's A-10 with his own K-J. On the final hand, Drescher opened to 19,999 and Karp re-raised to 60,000. Drescher four-bet shoved and Karp called all in 197,044 with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Drescher tabled {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and won the tournament when the board ran out {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp finished as the runner-up, taking home $52,500. The winner of The PokerStars Super Tuesday was Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher for $71,750. With his win in the $100 rebuy, Drescher's Tuesday gave him over $98,000 in tournament earnings for the night.

Final Results:

1. Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher — $71,750

2. Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp — $52,500

3. Adam "skilled_sox" Ewenstein — $39,550.

4. Luke "Bdbeatslayer" Vrabel — $29,750

5. MPetes — $20,650

6. Brad "smerks" Marsh — $15,750

7. Kenrof — $12,250

8. Dan "djk123" Kelly — $8,750

9. 1trish — $6,125


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Full Tilt $1K Monday

The $1K Monday on Full Tilt Poker drew a crowd of 356 with the winner receiving $89,000. Notable finishes included Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick in 10th place ($4,450), Anthony "D1rtyR1v3r" Nardi in 14th ($3,560), Brady "vegan213" Shepard in 15th ($3,560), Benjamin "TheStein" Zamani in 16th ($2,670), Jeff "Payton3434" Grimes in 18th ($2,670) and Ozenc "the aviator1" Demir in 19th ($1,958) and Brandon Adams in 32nd ($1,602). After the eliminations of Vlekkentoven in 9th ($7,120), Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper in 8th ($8,900) and Matthias "goodvibe" Neu in 7th ($11,570), the chip counts of the remaining six were as follows:

Nick "Grippolio" Grippo — 565,821

Mark "xqsays" Radoja — 431,284

Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman — 235,820

Richard "rjmgrace" Grace — 215,270

Russell "russbuster" Crane — 177,666

Mike "Pot Odds 3" McNeil — 154,139

Mark "xqsays" Radoja went out in sixth place at 6,000/12,000/1,500. He raised to 27,000 under the gun, and from the big blind Nick "Grippolio" Grippo re-raised all in with the big stack. Radoja called with {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} and had the lead against Grippolio's {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}. However, the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} with Radoja falling to the runner-runner straight. He took home $17,800 for his effort. Russell "russbuster" Crane busted in the next hand. He shoved from the button for 141,666 with {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and ran into Mike "Pot Odds 3" McNeil's {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} in the big blind. The board came {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and Crane was out in fifth for $24,920.

Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman departed at 8,000/16,000/2,000. He made it 37,349 to go on the button and Grippo shoved all in. Luman called all in for 305,000 with {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} and had Grippo's {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts} in bad shape. Again, though, Grippo emerged as the winner as the board community cards rolled out {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}. Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman took fourth place for $32,930. A few hands later Richard "rjmgrace" Grace opened to 42,000 on the button and Grippo re-raised to 112,240 in the small blind. Grace again raised, making it 260,000 to go. Grippo went all in and Grace called all in for 161,727 more with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}. He trailed Grippo's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} and was unable to catch up as the board came {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, and collected $42,720 for the third-place showing. The chip counts at the start of heads-up play:

Nick "Grippolio" Grippo — 1,459,573

Mike "Pot Odds 3" McNeil — 320,427

McNeil battled back and came out on top. First, he doubled up with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} against Grippo's {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} to vault into the chip lead. On the final hand, Grippo's tournament life was on the line with {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} against McNeil's {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The board ran out {j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} as Grippo came up short, finishing in second place for $56,960. Mike "Pot Odds 3" McNeil collected $89,000 for winning the Full Tilt $1K Monday.

Final Results:

1. Mike "Pot Odds 3" McNeil — $89,000

2. Nick "Grippolio" Grippo — $56,960

3. Richard "rjmgrace" Grace — $42,720

4. Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman — $32,930

5. Russell "russbuster" Crane — $24,920

6. Mark "xqsays" Radoja — $17,800

7. Matthias "goodvibe" Neu — $11,570

8. Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper — $8,900

9. Vlekkentoven — $7,120


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